problem of demarcation

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problem of demarcation

the problem(s) surrounding the identification of science, especially proposals for a single criterion of demarcation of science, such as the VERIFICATION PRINCIPLE or FALSIFICATIONISM (see also POSITIVISM).
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Here she limits herself to their correspondence with each other explaining their public stances on certain matters: the road to the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), the demarcation problem, the dissolution, and return to cordiality.
I am sympathetic to the claim that defining ID out of science classes by invoking contentious solutions to the demarcation problem is a fundamentally flawed approach.
The book's actual title (as well as its genre) trades on a latent demarcation problem that remains unresolved in much of the science-religion dialogue.
EVOLUTION, INTELLIGENT DESIGN, AND THE DEMARCATION PROBLEM.
In any case, the debate serves as a case study for such classic problems as the nature of scientific explanations, theory change, the demarcation problem, and the role of metaphysical assumptions in the development of science.
Dupre solves this new version of the demarcation problem by arguing that pseudo-science is defined not in terms of its content (its theories being related to other theories) but in terms of its practitioners, whether or not they act like scientists in being sensitive to the data, in recognizing and responding to criticism, and in working from plausible assumptions.
Normal explanations of the paranormal: The demarcation problem and fraud in parapsychology.
Part IV addresses the demarcation problem between science and non-science.
Yet, Sayyid Hassan and his advisors were aware of the demarcation problems between Lebanon and Syria, as well as the legacy of the 2006 War with Israel that proved to be, by the Secretary-General's own avowal, "an error.
The President talked about actions taken by the government to counter corruption, border delimitation and demarcation problems, fight against organized crime and money extortion at schools.
China has consistently advocated that we solve demarcation problems with countries, including South Korea, through negotiations and consultations in line with international legal principles as well as the principle of impartiality,'' Qin Gang said at a regular press conference.